Before we even jump into the many reasons why having a whistleblower attorney by your side is imperative, let’s address the elephant in the room. One of the top stories in recent news circles around, you guessed it, the Facebook whistleblower who released thousands of pages of incriminating documents. While our team at Hershey Law will remain neutral and provide no opinions or insights, we can tell you that this very public affair will be one to remember.
“A whistleblower is someone who reports waste, fraud, abuse, corruption, or dangers to public health and safety to someone who is in the position to rectify the wrongdoing. A whistleblower typically works inside of the organization where the wrongdoing is taking place; however, being an agency or company ‘insider’ is not essential to serving as a whistleblower. What matters is that the individual discloses information about wrongdoing that otherwise would not be known.” – National Whistleblower Center.
In the current case against Facebook, former employee Frances Haugen has stated and provided circumstantial evidence that the social media giant “knows how to make Facebook and Instagram safer but won’t make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people.” A very bold move against the multi-billion dollar typhoon. However, Ms. Haugen is within her right to make these claims and have the appropriate representation to ensure those rights are protected from retaliation.
Speaking out against an employer – of any size – takes a serious amount of courage. With over 90% of whistleblowers receiving some form of retaliation in the workplace environment, it is imperative to have an experienced attorney standing by your side. You have rights, and those rights are protected under Federal Law.
At Hershey Law, we believe in standing up for what is right. If you find yourself in need of a whistleblower attorney in the Southern California region, please get in touch with our office today. Our team of experienced and proven professionals is happy to provide a free consultation to address your unique situation.